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Research

 

I have compiled a small sample of references from my research in spirit-mind-body (integrative) healing. I cannot list everything at once - there is just so much!  I am sure you will find some of these useful even if sometimes a bit 'heavy'.  Please enjoy. 

 

 

Psychoneuroimmunology (PNI)

 

PNI- Mind, Matter and Medicine

PNI and psychosomatic medicine - back to the future

PNI - Interactions between the nervous system and the immune system

Pathways linking major depression and immunity in ambulatory female patients

Molecular Biology of Macrophage Activation: A Pathway Whereby Psychosocial Factors Can Potentially Affect Health

Stress and Peptic ulcer disease

Urinary cortisol levels, cellular immunocompetency and loneliness in psychiatric patients

PNI - Conditioning and stress

PNI and Cancer - Fact or Fiction?

 

 

Beliefs, self-efficacy and health

 

The relationship of disease severity, health beliefs and medication adherence among HIV patients (abstract only)

Beliefs about the world and recovery from myocardial infarction

Spirituality and stress-management in healthy adults (abstract only)

Heroic self-healing and cancer: clinical issues for the health professions

Ovarian cancer patients' psychological distress: the role of physical impairment, perceived unsupportive family and friend behaviors, perceived control, and self-esteem (abstract only).

The perception of pain and pain-related cognitions in subacute whiplash-associated disorders: Its influence on prolonged disability (abstract only)

Beliefs on coping with illness-a consumer's perspective

Nocebo and nocebo effects

 

 

Spirituality and Health

 

Spirituality

Religion, spirituality and the practice of medicine

Comments on spiritual assessment and behaviour

Spirituality in the context of counselling

A biopsychosocial-spiritual model for patients at the end of life

Religious involvement. spirituality and medicine - implications for clinical practice

The neuroscience of prayer (incomplete)

Religious experience and emotion: Evidence for distinctive cognitive patterns

How prayer heals - a theoretical model

Empirical explorations of prayer, distant healing and remote mental influence

A conversation about the future of medicine

 

 

Consciousness

 

The origin and nature of human consciousness – a comparative study of scientific and mystical views

What are Noetic sciences?

 

 

Meditation

 

The physical and psychological effects of Meditation

Stress Reduction Through Mindfulness Meditation: Effects on Psychological Symptomatology, Sense of Control, and Spiritual Experiences (abstract only)

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and health benefits - A meta-analysis

Alterations in brain and immune function produced by mindfulness meditation

Daily worry and somatic health complaints - testing the effectiveness of a simple worry reduction intervention

 

Imagery and healing

 

Books

Anatomy of miracles - Practical techniques for developing your capacity to heal by Subagh Singh Khalsa

Feelings - Exploring your inner emotions by Dr Brian Roet M D

Meditation as medicine by Dharma Singh Khalsa M D and Cameron Staut

No boundary by Ken Wilber

Realizing Emptiness - Madyamaka Insight Meditation by Gen Lamrimpa translated by B A Wallace

The Biology of success by Dr Bob Arnot

The creative power of imagery by Dr Ian Gawler

The mind of the soul by Gary Zukav and Linda Francis

The marriage of science and soul by Ken Wilber

The Void - Inner spaciousness and Ego Structure by A H Almaas

Transformation at the base - Fifty verses on the nature of consciousness by Thich Nhat Hanh

Vibrational Medicine by Richard Gerber, M D

 

 

 

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THAT 'SPECIAL' RELATIONSHIP AND OTHER MYTHS

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